Written By: Simon Stephens
Directed By: Aldo Longobardi
Season runs 11-26 September 2020
Georgie is an ‘exhausting but captivating’ woman in her forties from New Jersey and living in London. Alex, in his 70s, is a quiet, introverted Irish butcher and eternal bachelor who is unused to and suspicious of romantic attention.
Georgie and Alex are perfect strangers and complete opposites who share one significant thing in common: they are both deeply lonely having lost the people who meant most to them. When Georgie accidentally kisses the back of Alex’s neck in St Pancras Station, mistaking him for someone else, the pair are drawn together into something that is part romance, part friendship, and part experiment in embracing the uncertain. But is Georgie masterminding the situation? Why is the steadfast Alex so willing to be moved by the erratic Georgie? And is Georgie all that she appears to be?
Heisenberg gets its title from the Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics which states that the position and velocity of an object cannot be measured simultaneously, even theoretically, and that the act of measuring an object’s speed changes its position, and vice versa. Simon Stephen’s Heisenberg is a quirky romantic comedy and character study that observes the uncertainty of the human heart.
GEORGIE BURNS - Kirsty Haig
Rightly describes herself as ‘exhausting but captivating’. From New Jersey now living in London. Hides her experience of pain and loss behind her brazen personality and frenetic energy. She talks and swears a lot, has little to no regard for personal space, and spins ever-changing and probably made-up stories which begs the question of her trustworthiness. American accent required.
ALEX PRIEST - Andy Horwood
Georgie describes him as ‘the shy, brooding, intellectual type.’ Irish. Runs a failing butcher shop. Never married. He experienced a lot of emotional trauma in his early childhood which has seen him find safety and security in a life of order, routine and predictability. Irish accent required.
ON STAGE CREW
Fridays and Saturdays 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 September 2020
Sunday (matinees) 13 and 20 September 2020
Stirling Community Theatre, 5 Avenue Road, Stirling